Pleurothallis grayumii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Adam Karremans

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Grayum's Pleurothallis [American discoverer of species and with MOBOT current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Puntarenas province of Costa Rica at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with short, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, arising from the ramicaul, .2" [5mm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with imbricating, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Distinguished by the obovate leaves borne by an abbreviated ramicaul. The inflorescnece is a very short, successively few flowered raceme. The sepals and petals are acute. The lip is narrowly oblong, chnneled above the middle and terete and verruculose below the middle. The base is minutely bilobulate." Luer 1996

Synonyms Anathallis grayumii (Luer) Luer 2009; Panmorphia grayumii (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia grayumii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11(2): 78, f. 16. Luer 1996 drawing fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia grayumii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A REconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia grayumii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A REconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia grayumii drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis grayumii;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis grayumii photo fide

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